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Professional Book Nerds

We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Every title discussed is available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!
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Jun 29, 2017

Last weekend, Adam and Jill were in Chicago for the American Library Association. Along with getting to meet some of our library partners, podcast listeners, publishing company friends, they also got to interview some incredible authors and Jill, at least, got to do some sightseeing in the Windy City.

Books mentioned in this episode

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

This Is What a Librarian Looks Like by Kyle Cassidy

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict

The Address by Fiona Davis

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

 

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Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

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 Podcast Overview
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 26, 2017

This episode is presented by Libby, the new app from OverDrive that's the fastest and easiest way to enjoy your next great digital read.

Today's episode is an interview Adam did with Doree Shafrir. Doree has worked at Buzzfeed and Gawker Media, amongst other sites and her new debut novel STARTUP is now available. 

During their chat, Adam and Doree go into her book, working at Buzzfeed, having a podcast of her own with her husband Matt Mira and what she's excited about in the tech industry. Take a listen!

 

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

Music
"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

Podcast Overview
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 22, 2017

Today's episode is presented by Libby, the new app from OverDrive that's the fastest and easiest way to enjoy your next great digital read.

Our episode today is a very special conversation as Jill and Adam sat down with two librarians who were integral in the creation of OverDrive. Both these women have decades of experience working as libraries and now they offer their services consulting IN OUR OFFICES. They have worked closely with OverDrive's CEO, Steve Potash, over the years and have helped make OverDrive the global company it is today. Hear how the company came to be while also celebrating the importance of libraries in our community on this American Library Association special episode. 

Book Recommendations

Check out these two lists at overdrive.com for some perfect books to enjoy now that summer has arrived.

2017 Beach Reads

OverDrive Staff Librarians Summer Picks

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

Music
"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

Podcast Overview
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Jun 19, 2017

On today's episode, Adam & Jill are joined by Kyle Cassidy, author of This is What a Librarian Looks Like. The trio celebrate this week's American Librarian Association annual meetings by discussing all the amazing library stories Kyle has in his book. In This is What a Librarian Looks Like, Kyle not only shares hundreds of wonderful stories by librarians but also several essays and interviews from bestselling authors including Neil Gaiman, Paula Poundstone and George R.R. Martin.

As Kyle states in the episode, "Every author I spoke to had stories about librarians because they all grew up in libraries. They wouldn't be who they are today If it wasn't for libraries."

Take a listen and support your local libraries!

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

Music
"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

Podcast Overview
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 15, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill unveil their top 10 most bad ass female writers working today. Inspired by Wonder Woman, they decide to share this list of incredible ladies in the hopes that you'll discover some authors you may not have known about or never considered reading. You can click each name below to see that author's OverDrive page and borrow all their books. Once you've listened to the episode, be sure to send us some tweets or emails to let us know who would be on your list!

 

  1. Leigh Bardugo
  1. Marie Benedict
  1. Victoria Aveyard
  1. Janet Mock
  1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  1. Lindy West
  1. Marieke Nijkamp
  1. Roxane Gay
  1. Zadie Smith
  1. Margaret Atwood

 

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

Music
"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

Podcast Overview
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 12, 2017

Episode Overview

Today's episode is a conversation Jill had with Instagram yogi rockstar Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga. More than just a discussion about yoga, Jill and Jessamyn discuss body image, diet culture, and being an untraditional looking athlete.

Episode was recorded live at the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library on May 18, 2017. 

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

Music
"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

Podcast Overview
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 8, 2017

Adam and Jill are both back in the office this week! ::FLAILING KERMIT ARMS:: 

In our intro, Adam shares some of the adventures he had in New York City when he was visiting the Big Apple for Book Expo and then Jill has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen! Her latest book Once and For All is out now. 

 

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

 Music
"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

 Podcast Overview
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 5, 2017

Episode Overview:

Today's episode is an interview Jill did with award-winning author and illustrator Marcus Sedgwick, whose latest book Saint Death was published back in April. 

 

Other Books Mentioned in this episode: 

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

 

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

 Music
"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

 Podcast Overview
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 1, 2017

Episode Overview

Adam and Jill are currently podcast hosts passing in the night, with Adam currently in New York City for Book Expo America while Jill is back in the office after having just returned from the Big Apple! 

In the first half of the episode, Adam gives some book recommendations to some of our listeners who emailed in and in the second half Jill talks all about her recent trip to New York and hitting the Great White Way for a musical. 

Book Recs:

Nonfiction books for teens about the Holocaust:

Children of the Holocaust

I have lived a thousand years

Kristallnacht

Children of La Hille

The Historian Read-alikes

The Dante Club

 

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

 

The Gargoyle

 

Labyrinth

 

Crime novels with body language

 

The novels of Robin Cook

 

The Gauguin Connection

 

Three Minutes to Doomsday

 

 

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

 Music
"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

 Podcast Overview
We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

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